Web Resources on Driving for Elders and People with Dementia

I.  Caregiver and Patient Resources

    Alzheimerís Association

    The national associationís Web site on driving and dementia with links to educational information. Local chapter websites will often list available driving clinics in the area.

    http://www.alz.org/safetycenter/we_can_help_safety_driving.asp

    American Association of Retired Persons
   
Information about online and classroom driving courses for seniors.
    http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/driver_safety/      


  
  American Automobile Association
  
 
Information on self assessment, classes, and other resources for the older driver.
    http://seniordriving.aaa.com/   


    American Occupational Therapy Association

    Information on occupational therapists, their role in driving assessment and rehabilitation, and locator.

    http://www.aota.org/Practice/Productive-Aging/Driving.aspx


    Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

    Warning signs for unsafe driving with a link to directory on locating a driving specialist.

    http://www.driver-ed.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=104
 
    Family Caregiver Alliance
   
    A review of the myriad of caregiver issues related to this topic.

    http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=432

   
    Lennox and Addington Dementia Network

    Dementia and Driving - Family and caregiver information from Ontario.

    http://www.providencecare.ca/clinical-tools/Documents/Driving-and-Dementia-Patient-Info.pdf

   
    MayoClinic.com

    Caregiver site on when to stop driving for people with Alzheimer's disease.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alzheimers/HO00046

   
    National Association of Social Workers

    Locate a social worker near you.

    http://www.helpstartshere.org/find-a-social-worker

   
    National Highway Traffic Safety Adminsitration
    Information and resources for family and professionals.
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Older+Drivers

  
    The Hartford

    Insurance company web site with links to brochures on aging and dementia issues and driving.

    http://www.thehartford.com/mature-market-excellence/experts-on-aging

    http://www.thehartford.com/mature-market-excellence/publications-on-aging

 

    WebMD

    Older driver safety tips.

    http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/guide/tips-caregivers-elderly-driving-transportation-needs

 

II. Physician Resources

    American Family Physician

    Dementia and Driving handout for the office.

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060315/1035ph.html

 
    American  Medical Association and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers.

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriversBook/pages/Contents.html

    and State Licensing and Reporting Laws (last updated 2004).

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriversBook/pages/Chapter8.html


    American Society on Aging and  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Drive Well Tool Kit: Promoting Older Driver Safety and Mobility in Your Community.
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Older+Drivers/Drive+Well+Toolkit:+Promoting+Older+Driver+Safety+and+Mobility+in+Your+Community

 
    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    Discussion of the California law and dementia severity.

    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/driversafety/dementia.htm

 

    CanDrive Research Program in Canada

    Selected links on dementia and driving.

    http://www.candrive.ca/en/resources/physician-resources/43-driving-and-dementia.html


    Champlain Dementia Network in Canada

    Tool kit for clinicians to evaluate and counsel older drivers with dementia.

    http://champlaindementianetwork.org/uploads/Resources/kitjune09.pdf

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    Older driver laws for licensing as well as driving statistics, updated every six months.

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/older-drivers/topicoverview

    Lennox and Addington Dementia Network

    Dementia and Driving- Physician information on reporting, from Ontario.

    http://www.providencecare.ca/clinical-tools/Documents/Driving-and-Dementia-Physician-Info.pdf  

    Neurology: "When should patients with Alzheimerís stop driving" by Deniz Erten-Lyons
   
Handout for patients and families.

    http://www.neurology.org/cgi/reprint/70/14/e45?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=driving+and+dementia&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=10&    sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT

    
    Psychiatry Weekly

    Advanced Age, Dementia and Driving: A discussion of the physician role, ethics, and communication issues.

    http://www.psychweekly.com/aspx/Article/articledetail.aspx?articleid=984


    Helpful Review Articles
  
"The Older Adult Driver With Cognitive Impairment" by David Carr and Brian Ott

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2915446/
    "Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions" by Matthew Rizzo

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3289256/
    "Practice Parameter Update: Evaluation and Management of Driving Risk in Dementia" by Donal Iverson, et al.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2860481/


    Talking to Seniors and Their Family about Dementia and Driving

    Educational pamphlet.

    http://giic.rgps.on.ca/files/5%20Talking%20to%20seniors%20about%20driving.pdf

 

    Veterans Administration

    Government pamphlet: Dementia and driving.

    http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1162

 

III. Transportation Alternatives

    American Public Transportation Association

    Locate a local transportation provider in your community.

    http://www.publictransportation.org/systems/

 
    Community Transportation Association

    Information on transportation in the United States.

    http://www.ctaa.org/ntrc/

 

    Independent TransportationNetwork - America

    Novel older adult transportation system that provides 24-7 rides for seniors.

    http://www.itnamerica.org/.

 

    National Center on Senior Transportation

    A Web site that provides links to many transportation agencies.

    http://seniortransportation.easterseals.com/

 

    Seniors on the MOVE

    Assists older adults with relocation to another community.

    http://www.seniorsonthemoveinc.com/

   
    U.S. Administration on Aging
    Brochure on transportation options for seniors.

    http://www.n4a.org/pdf/Transportation_Options.pdf

    Eldercare transportation assistance resource locator by community.

    http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare.net/public/resources/topic/Transportation.aspx